Same Sex Marriage and the Wedding Industry: Hype or Salvation?

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With the recent Presidential Election, as polarizing as it was, another equally hot issue made it way onto the books with the passage of laws in three more states legalizing same sex marriage. Right now, same sex marriage is legal in nine states: Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Washington and Vermont, plus Washington D.C. This is

Free Event for Wedding Vendors Shows You How to Book More Weddings Fast

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The top concerns of wedding business people are… Getting more leads. Booking more weddings. That’s what the Wedding Business Acceleration Summit, a free event just for wedding professionals, is all about! It’s 7 days of totally FREE, high value wedding marketing strategies you can use to book more weddings at higher prices. Watch the video below to learn more: Enter

3 Little Known Resources For Wedding Vendors – Q&A with the Wedding MBA

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Shannon Underwood is the speaker and profit coordinator for Wedding MBA. She helps to develop the topics, speakers, videography, as well as the conference. She’s a Jill of all trades! We asked her to share a bit of her expertise, and (lucky you!) she did! Let’s get started… What is the Wedding MBA? Wedding MBA is a series of educational

Wedding Industry Trends: On the Rise or Going Down the Drain?

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What do YOU think about the state of the wedding industry today? We recently asked this question in an email and were amazed at the differences of opinion and perspective. (A special shout out to Penny, Heather, Lou, Marie, Richard, Gary, Shirley, Dana and Diana for your thoughtful replies.  Thanks!) WATCH THIS VIDEO to learn what they had to say

My Facebook Contest Flop Turned to Wedding Business Success

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Marvin’s Story by Marvin de Guzman 2 years ago, an idea was formed to get a side business going in photography, not in weddings at first but rather cars! The car industry can be lucrative once you are established, which means that you have to do a lot of traveling every week to cities and shows that may be out

How To Leverage A Guest Blog Article

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  Writing an article about weddings and getting it published on another blog is a great way to get backlinks and gain exposure to a new audience. As Amanda DiSilvestro points out in her article however you have to be great with the follow through to really get all the benefits out of a guest blog post. Treat a guest

The 8 Secrets of Wedding Businesses Who Thrive in Any Economy

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  Do you stay up at night wondering how your competition does it? Are you spending all of your time trying to figure out exactly where you can get better, high-end bride leads? Or any leads at all? When you start a business, you do your research, you talk to those you hope to emulate, and then you walk into

What Happened to the Wedding Economy and When Will It End?

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  When you started your wedding business, you probably had dreams of an inbox crammed with emails from brides desperate to book you, a telephone ringing off the hook, and a mailbox so full of CHECKS that the postal delivery person had to personally hand you all of your mail…but somewhere between dreams and reality, something went wrong. The phone

Why Brides Aren’t Willing To Pay Mid Range Prices

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Just five years ago the market was relatively strong, and weddings were notoriously over the top. Everyone wanted the big wedding, and most of them got it. One year later things went spiraling down so fast it left people and businesses with their heads swimming, and has take the last four years to start seeing some answers to how to

Pricing for Profit: Are You Charging Too Much or Too Little?

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I’m a strong supporter of getting paid what you’re worth. Too many wedding vendors work hard, deliver excellent products and services, and get paid only a fraction of what they deserve. How Much Should You Charge? In 2002 we attended the Mobilebeat Convention in Las Vegas and attended Mark Ferrell’s “Getting What You’re Worth” presentation. His speech inspired us to